Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 75 90
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 +13
Contract jobs citing REST 172 142 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.98% 2.61% 2.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.72% 8.24% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 114 104
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £274 £300 £313
90th Percentile £500 £488 £584
England median daily rate £488 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +8.33% -2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
North West median hourly rate - - £53.38
England median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £39.38
% change year-on-year -15.00% +26.98% +22.09%

REST is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,972 1,724 2,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.18% 31.73% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,349 1,160 1,340
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £500 £513
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 77
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% +64.44%
10th Percentile £12.83 £15.08 £16.66
90th Percentile £42.70 £51.50 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +5.81% +10.71%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the North West over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 120 £400 +6.73% 49
Cheshire -29 26 £360 -20.00% 16
Lancashire +5 15 £388 -3.13% 3
Merseyside +13 6 £500 +38.89% 4
Cumbria - 5 £400 -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for REST.

1 96 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (51.16%) Java
2 88 (51.16%) JavaScript
3 85 (49.42%) Web Services
4 75 (43.60%) SOAP
5 66 (38.37%) SQL
5 66 (38.37%) TDD
6 64 (37.21%) CSS
7 56 (32.56%) Git (software)
8 54 (31.40%) .NET
9 51 (29.65%) HTML
9 51 (29.65%) JIRA
10 49 (28.49%) SQL Server
11 47 (27.33%) XML
11 47 (27.33%) Scrum
12 46 (26.74%) MVC
13 44 (25.58%) C#
14 42 (24.42%) Test Automation
14 42 (24.42%) Jenkins
15 40 (23.26%) BDD
16 37 (21.51%) NoSQL
16 37 (21.51%) Node.js
16 37 (21.51%) MySQL
17 35 (20.35%) Windows
17 35 (20.35%) Microsoft
18 34 (19.77%) Confluence
19 33 (19.19%) Continuous Integration
20 31 (18.02%) JSON
20 31 (18.02%) Linux
20 31 (18.02%) ASP.NET

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (19.77%) Confluence
2 7 (4.07%) Apache
3 5 (2.91%) CMS
4 4 (2.33%) Oracle Beehive
4 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.33%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.33%) WildFly
5 3 (1.74%) Jupyter
5 3 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.16%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.58%) Drupal
7 1 (0.58%) nginx
7 1 (0.58%) PegaRULES
7 1 (0.58%) SAS
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (7.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.16%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (2.33%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.05%) Slack
2 16 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.40%) GitHub
4 8 (4.65%) SaaS
5 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.74%) iPaaS
7 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.16%) Boomi
7 2 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.16%) IaaS
7 2 (1.16%) PaaS
8 1 (0.58%) AdWords
8 1 (0.58%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.33%) HTTP
1 4 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.74%) SNMP
2 3 (1.74%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.16%) SMS
3 2 (1.16%) SSL
4 1 (0.58%) Internet
4 1 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (28.49%) SQL Server
2 37 (21.51%) MySQL
2 37 (21.51%) NoSQL
3 31 (18.02%) MongoDB
4 27 (15.70%) Relational Database
5 16 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (5.23%) RDBMS
8 8 (4.65%) CouchDB
8 8 (4.65%) Neo4j
9 4 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.74%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.16%) Big Data
11 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.16%) Riak
11 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 56 (32.56%) Git (software)
2 51 (29.65%) JIRA
3 42 (24.42%) Jenkins
4 23 (13.37%) Visual Studio
5 19 (11.05%) Cucumber
6 18 (10.47%) JUnit
7 15 (8.72%) SonarQube
8 14 (8.14%) Jasmine
9 13 (7.56%) Axure RP
9 13 (7.56%) Selenium
10 12 (6.98%) JMeter
11 11 (6.40%) Bitbucket
12 10 (5.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (4.65%) Subversion
14 7 (4.07%) IntelliJ
15 6 (3.49%) Gradle
15 6 (3.49%) Karma Test Runner
15 6 (3.49%) Protractor
15 6 (3.49%) ReSharper
16 5 (2.91%) Gatling
General
1 21 (12.21%) Finance
2 7 (4.07%) Banking
2 7 (4.07%) Law
2 7 (4.07%) Legal
3 5 (2.91%) Back Office
3 5 (2.91%) Games
4 4 (2.33%) Billing
4 4 (2.33%) General Ledger
4 4 (2.33%) Marketing
5 3 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.74%) Retail
6 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (62.79%) Developer
2 37 (21.51%) Java Developer
3 19 (11.05%) Architect
4 16 (9.30%) Software Engineer
5 13 (7.56%) .NET Developer
6 12 (6.98%) Java Engineer
6 12 (6.98%) Java Software Engineer
6 12 (6.98%) Web Developer
7 11 (6.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (5.81%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (4.65%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
9 8 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (4.07%) Technical Leader
11 6 (3.49%) Consultant
11 6 (3.49%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.49%) PHP Developer
12 5 (2.91%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.91%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (49.42%) Web Services
2 75 (43.60%) SOAP
3 64 (37.21%) CSS
4 54 (31.40%) .NET
5 51 (29.65%) HTML
6 47 (27.33%) XML
7 37 (21.51%) Node.js
8 31 (18.02%) AngularJS
8 31 (18.02%) ASP.NET
8 31 (18.02%) JSON
9 29 (16.86%) Spring
10 26 (15.12%) jQuery
11 21 (12.21%) Ajax
11 21 (12.21%) XML Schema
12 19 (11.05%) CSS3
12 19 (11.05%) Java EE
13 18 (10.47%) .NET Framework
13 18 (10.47%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (10.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 18 (10.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.95%) User Experience
2 10 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (5.23%) Data Structures
4 8 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.07%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.91%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.74%) CMDB
8 3 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.16%) Wiki
10 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.58%) DataPower
10 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.58%) NHS
10 1 (0.58%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.35%) Windows
2 31 (18.02%) Linux
3 22 (12.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (12.21%) Apple iOS
5 17 (9.88%) Android
6 10 (5.81%) Unix
7 9 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.07%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.49%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.49%) Windows 7
9 6 (3.49%) Windows Server
10 4 (2.33%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (38.37%) TDD
3 47 (27.33%) Scrum
4 46 (26.74%) MVC
5 42 (24.42%) Test Automation
6 40 (23.26%) BDD
7 33 (19.19%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (16.28%) Kanban
8 28 (16.28%) SDLC
9 27 (15.70%) Microservices
9 27 (15.70%) Software Engineering
10 26 (15.12%) Mentoring
11 23 (13.37%) Unit Testing
11 23 (13.37%) Waterfall
12 20 (11.63%) Coaching
13 18 (10.47%) Data Modelling
13 18 (10.47%) Web Development
14 17 (9.88%) SFIA
15 16 (9.30%) Open Source
16 14 (8.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 88 (51.16%) Java
1 88 (51.16%) JavaScript
2 66 (38.37%) SQL
3 44 (25.58%) C#
4 16 (9.30%) Python
5 13 (7.56%) Java 8
6 12 (6.98%) XPath
7 10 (5.81%) Ruby
8 9 (5.23%) VB
9 8 (4.65%) Groovy
9 8 (4.65%) PowerShell
10 7 (4.07%) PHP
10 7 (4.07%) Scala
11 5 (2.91%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.91%) VBA
12 4 (2.33%) Apple Swift
12 4 (2.33%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.33%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.74%) ABAP
13 3 (1.74%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3 (1.74%) Degree
1 3 (1.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.16%) MCTS
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.81%) QA
2 4 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.58%) Docker
3 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (5.81%) Puppet
2 7 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.33%) Nessus
3 4 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (2.33%) Terraform
4 3 (1.74%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.58%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.58%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 35 (20.35%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.21%) Oracle
3 18 (10.47%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.65%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.91%) Perforce
5 5 (2.91%) SAP
5 5 (2.91%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.33%) Apple
6 4 (2.33%) IBM
6 4 (2.33%) Intapp
6 4 (2.33%) Splunk
7 3 (1.74%) BT
7 3 (1.74%) HP
7 3 (1.74%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.74%) Snow
8 2 (1.16%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.16%) Infoblox
8 2 (1.16%) Okta
8 2 (1.16%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.16%) SnapLogic